Unit 4: Newtonian Model of Motion
Day

Tuesday, January 27

1

Focus Question(s):
 What does Newton's first law of motion have to say about the connection between force and motion?
 What is inertia and how is it related to mass?
Activities:
 Introduction to New Semester, New Unit, New Model
 PreConceptions Survey on Socrative
 Lab NM1  Pass the Water
 Discuss Newton's First Law; inertia and mass; demonstrations
 Inertia and Mass (p. 1)
 Lab NM2  Galileo for a Day (demostyle)
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Day

Thursday, January 29

2

Focus Question(s):
 How does an object move when the forces are balanced?
 How does an object move when the forces are unbalanced?
 What is weight and how is different than and related to mass?
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Day

Wednesday, February 4

3

Focus Question(s):
 How can the forces that act upon an object be identified?
 How does the accelertion of an object depend upon the net force and mass?
Activities:
 Discuss Force Types (p. 8)
 Recognizing Forces (pp. 911)
 Check Lesson 2 Reading Guide
 Think Sheet: Net Force and Acceleration (p. 12)
 Lab NM4  Fma
 Postlab/pool and analyze lab data
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Day

Friday, February 6

4

Focus Question(s):
 How can the acceleration of an object be determined from the net force and mass?
 How can a knowledge of force types be used to construct a freebody diagram?
Activities:
Homework:
 WebAssign  Newton's Laws Ass't 1 (mass, weight, qual. reasoning)
 Minds On Physics: Newton's Laws, Ass't NL7, NL8
 Lab Notebooks: Labs NM1  NM4 to be collected
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Day

Tuesday, February 10

5

Focus Question(s):
 How can the acceleration of an object be determined from the net force and mass?
 How can force situations involving friction be analyzed?
 What factors affect air resistance?
 How does air resistance affect a falling object and why does it cause a terminal velocity?
Activities:
 Newton's Second Law: review p. 16, do p. 17
 Friction; do p. 21
 Work on WebAssign  Newton's Laws Ass't 2
 Discuss air resistance
 Lab NM5  Coffee Filter Skydiver
 Postlab NM5; do p. 19
 Collect Lab Notebooks
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Day

Thursday, February 12

6

Focus Question(s):
 What causes an object to reach a terminal velocity?
 How can force situations involving friction be analyzed?
 How can the acceleration of an object be determined from knowledge of the individual forces?
Activities:
 Return Lab Notebooks
 Check Lesson 3e Reading Guide
 Twosomes: Skydiving  Packet, p. 20
 Solving problems with Friction (pp. 2122 and p. 25)
 Lab NM7  Friction
 WebAssign  Newton's Laws Ass't 3
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Day

Tuesday, February 17

7

Focus Question(s):
 How can the acceleration of an object be determined from knowledge of the individual forces?
 What is a force interaction pair and how can one identify and describe the forces in the pair?
Activities:
 Check Lesson 4 Reading Guide
 Twosomes: Newton's Third Law (pp. 2324)
 Third Law demonstrations
 Selected Qs from Newton's Second Law ProblemSolving (pp. 2526)
 WebAssign  Newton's Laws Ass't 4
Homework:
 Minds On Physics: Newton's Laws, Ass't NL12
 WebAssign  Newton's Laws Ass't 4 (with Kinematics)
 Lab Notebooks to be collected (Labs NM7 and NM8); NM8 will be done in class on Thursday.
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Day

Thursday, February 19

8

Focus Question(s):
 How can SOH CAH TOA be used to determine force components?
 What is equilibrium?
 How can an equilibrium situation be analyzed with SOH CAH TOA?
Activities:
 Collect MOP Codes (1st of 2 chances)
 Review: Force Vectors (pp. 2728)
 Discuss Equlibrium (p. 29)
 Lab NM8  Getting Hung Up By Tension
 Quest on Newton's Laws
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Day

Monday, February 23

9

Focus Question(s):
 How can an equilibrium situation be analyzed with SOH CAH TOA?
 How can situations involving angled forces causing accelerations across horizontal surfacesbe analyzed?
Activities:
 Collect MOP Codes (2nd of 2 chances)
 Check Lesson 3a3c Reading Guide (Motion in 2D)
 Twosomes: Equilibrium p. 30
 Lab NM9  Sign Hanging
 WebAssign  Vectors and Forces  Ass't 1
 Another Angle on F_{net} = m•a (pp. 31, #13)
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Day

Wednesday, February 25

10

Focus Question(s):
 How can situations involving angled forces causing accelerations across horizontal surfacesbe analyzed?
 How does the parallel component of gravity on an inclined plane relate to the angle and the weight?
 How can Newton's laws be used to analyze the motion of objects along inclined planes?
Activities:
 Lab Test
 Check Lesson 3d Reading Guide (Motion in 2D)
 Another Angle on F_{net} = m•a: p. 32
 Mathematical Derivation ... (p. 33)
 Inclined Plane Analysis (p. 34)
 If time allows: WebAssign  Vectors and Forces  Ass't 2
Homework:
 WebAssign  Vectors and Forces  Ass't 2
 Minds On Physics: Forces in Two Dimensions, Ass't F2D2 and F2D5
 Lab Notebooks to be collected (Labs NM7, NM8, and NM9)
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Day

Friday, February 27

11

Focus Question(s):
 How can Newton's laws be used to analyze the motion of objects along inclined planes?
 How can the motion of an object in a circle be described?
Activities:
 Collect MOP Codes (ass'ts F2D2  F2D5)  1st chance
 Inclined Plane Analysis (pp. 3536)
 Beliefs About Circular Motion Survey on Socrative (p.39)
 Lab NM12  Making the Turn
 Physics Interactive: Uniform Circular Motion (pp. 3738)
 Discuss Uniform Circular Motion; demonstrations
 Collect Lab Notebooks (NM7, NM8, and NM9)
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Day

Wednesday, March 4

12

Focus Question(s):
 How can the motion of an object in a circle be described?
 How can the motion of an object in a circle be explained using Newton's Laws?
Activities:
 Collect MOP Codes (ass'ts F2D2  F2D5)  last chance
 Check Lesson 1a  1d Reading Guide (Circular Motion)
 Twosomes: Packet, pp. 4041
 Lab NM13  World Peace
 Quest on Vectors and Forces
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Day

Friday, March 6

13

Focus Question(s):
 How can the motion of an object in a circle be explained using Newton's Laws?
 How can an FBD and the Second Law be used to analyze the motion of an object in a circle?
Activities:
 Discuss the FWord; do Circular Motion and Inertia (p. 42)
 Concept Check: Centripetal Force Requirement (p. 43)
 Mathematics of Circular Motion (pp. 4548, selected Qs)
 Physics Interactive: Roller Coaster Model
 Complete Lab NM13 PostLab Questions
 Collect Lab Notebooks (Labs NM12 and NM13)
 Work on WebAssign: Circular Motion Mathematics 1
Homework:
 If not done, complete WebAssign: Circular Motion Mathematics 1
 Minds On Physics: Circular Motion and Gravitation, Ass'ts CG3  CG4
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Day

Tuesday, March 10

14

Focus Question(s):
 How can the motion of an object in a circle be explained using Newton's Laws?
 How can an FBD and the Second Law be used to analyze the motion of an object in a circle?
 What are field forces and how are they different (or not) than contact forces?
Activities:
 Collect MOP Codes: CG1  CG4 (1st chance)
 Mathematics of Circular Motion (pp. 4548, selected Qs)
 Explore Physics Interactives: Race Track
 Work on WebAssign: Circular Motion Mathematics 2
 Start Unit 5: A Field Model of Force
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Day

Thursday, March 12

15

Focus Question(s):
Activities:
 Collect MOP Codes: CG1  CG4 (last chance)
 Continue Unit 5  A Field Model of Force
 Test on Unit 4
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